A lawsuit has just been filed in U.S. federal court in order to pressure the U.S. government to sanction Mexico for failing to protect the critically endangered vaquita
Category: Endangered Animals
Alarming Manatee Deaths Prompt Calls for Endangered Status
The deaths of almost 2,000 manatees in Florida’s coastal and inland waterways over the last two years has provoked an alliance of environmental groups to demand an urgent reclassification of the species to officially endangered.
Hippos: ‘Most Endangered Animals’ List Candidate
Hippos could be added to the list of the world’s most endangered animals because of dwindling populations caused by the climate crisis, poaching and the ivory trade.
How to Help Monarch Butterflies (They are in Trouble!)
Last week the migrating monarch butterfly was added to the “red list” of threatened species and categorized as “endangered” for the first time. Here are practical ways you can personally help save the monarch butterflies.
Reptiles Threatened with Extinction: Scientists
One in five reptiles faces extinction in what scientists say would have a ‘devastating’ effect on humans and the planet. With 21% of reptile species (from lizards to snakes to geckos and turtles) currently facing extinction, such a loss could have disastrous impacts on ecosystems around the world.
Elephant Personality Predicts Problem-Solving
New research reveals that an elephant’s personality may play an important role in how well that elephant can solve novel problems.
Pretty Parrots At Risk from Poachers
According to the results of a new scientific study “pretty” parrots are at increased risk for being snatched up for Indonesia’s illegal wildlife trade.
Dangerously Cute: Bushbabies Threatened by Pet Trade
Bushbabies are cute as a button and some people keep them as pets, which has put these little creatures at risk from the underground pet trade industry.
Oh No! Turtles in ‘Horrible Shape’ say Scientists
According to a new study approximately 60% of the world’s turtle species are considered threatened or endangered, with tough prospects for survival, making them one of the most vulnerable groups of animals on the planet.
The White Rhino Rescue Program vs. the Pandemic
The COVID virus has hurt both human and nonhuman animals in many, many ways. The COVID-19 pandemic has affected economic, … More
Human Activity Causes Animals to Move 70% Further Away Just to Survive
For the first time, scientists have calculated the global impact of human activity on animal movement, revealing widespread impacts that threaten species survival and biodiversity.
New Blue Whale Subspecies Discovered
An international team of researchers has discovered what it believes to be a new population of blue whales in the western Indian Ocean.